Tuesday, May 05, 2009

My New Dress


One of the many presents I got for my birthday from my mum is this exquisite handmade dress. It was designed and made by the talented Tortilla Girl, whose Etsy store always has me drooling. Here's how she describes her work on this Pont-Neuf dress: I built this original design from scratch through the French design technique of "moulage": I pinned and tucked on a dress form and a live model until it was sculpted from my imagination with attention to drape and fit.

I'll be showing off other presents in the days to come, so stay tuned.

42 comments:

karina Manghi said...

It looks terrific!!!

Joanna said...

Oh my gosh, it was your birthday? Happy Birthday! Hope it was a great one! What did the birthday girl get up to on her special day?

The Clever Pup said...

Tortilla Girl's stuff looks wonderful and timeless. I'm sure it will look good on you and your swan-like neck.

How the heck old are you now? Hope you had a happy day.

Gabbi said...

Happy belated Birthday dear Mary-Laure! Your dress is lovely, I love Tortilla Girl's shop. Such gorgeous things to wear... xo

fashiongeometry said...

the dress looks cute so far, can't wait to see what other goodies you got. and happy belated birthday!

Mary-Laure said...

JOANNA - ballet class, afternoon walk on the beach and dinner at Caffe Delfini as you recommended. It was delicious! I had the Cappellini Siciliani.

CLEVER PUP - I just turned 32!

A World in a PAN said...

It suits you very well. Enjoy it!

Marci said...

Tortilla tiene unas cosas preciosas.Disfruta de tu vestido!

Piper said...

Q bonito!

Queremos verlo entero!!

Un saludo!

J-L said...

Tu es bien "terrific" comme dit Karina, meme avec un corsage " d'omelette girl "...je t'embrasse DAD

Nessa said...

Beautiful. It looks very soft.

Rebecca said...

Looks beautiful! Lucky you!

J Elaine said...

A new dress is such a touching gift and handmade is all the better. It looks great on you!

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

Purty!

and...

Feliz cumpleanos a ti! Feliz cumpleanos a ti! Feliz cumpleanos a Mary Laure, feliz cumplanos a ti!

Mujer imperfecta said...

so romantic!

wide open spaces said...

it's really gorgeous. and happy birthday. hope you wore it on your special day and felt absolutely lovely.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous!!! love that it is in grey as well!
nancyxx

Anonymous said...

oh did i wish you happy birthday??? if not...then: HAPPPPPPPPPPY BIRTHDAY!! I WISH YOU LOVE,HEALTH AND WEALTH...(the order in which you wish/like!)...

xxnancy

marie said...

oh happy birthday!!
xxx

Annie said...

That is a dress to wear in search of all things romantic! Happy Birthday!

gracia said...

What a beautiful dress... and such a delightful shade of grey. Happy Birthday belated wishes to you... xo

jane said...

This is gorgeous. I´m going to check her out! Happy Birthday! There was lots of cake I hope.

Mary-Laure said...

JANE - yes, New York cheesecake actually, Delicious...

Joyce said...

This dress is beautiful. Happy belated birthday! Warm wishes for a year of dreams to come true. xoxo

Becky said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm so proud to be part of it in some way. You look STUNNING in the dress!!

Annie said...

Did I miss your birthday? Happy birthday!!! Lovely dress.

Frock Around the Clock said...

This is so pretty! I love it! :) x

Debra said...

Happy Birthday. May is a great month for a birthday, isn't it? Love your new dress. Can't wait to see your special gifts.

Joanna said...

Oh, yay! I am so happy you enjoyed Delfini. Did your server happen to be an Italian by the name of Marco, by any chance?

Mary-Laure said...

JOANNA - I'm not sure what his name was, but he was definitely a young Italian, with very short blond hair (a little spiky). He was really nice.

apriliniowa said...

Happy belated birthday & that dress is gorgeous. I love that's its grey and has ruffles at the collar. So pretty. Hope all's well. ~heather

The Seeker said...

Such a nice neckline. Lucky girl :)

xoxo

Kaylovesvintage said...

happy birthday, beautiful dress

Joanna said...

Yep, that's Marco! :-)

chicknamedhermia said...

I like that neckline!

Mary-Laure said...

CHICKNAMEDHERMIA - yes, me too. I find it elegant and flattering without being revealing if yu see what I mean...

Cait O'Connor said...

i adore the dress, love the colour too.

jo said...

oh this dress is so fantastic!! happy belated birthday, mary-laure dear!!!!

anastasia said...

aren't birthdays grand? i've had my eye on that dress as well, a great gift! the cuff your sister got you is pretty amazing too. happy birthday!

michiko said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday Mary-Laure!! xoxoxo
The dress is so pretty :)

Dalia said...

What a beautiful present.!! Such a cute dress! I like the neckline design.

Annabeth said...

Nice dress!! I got my favorite dress for summer time from Nordstrom...